Tag: Americans

Another 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment

U.S. copes with COVID-19 pandemic People enjoy the warm weather on the National Mall during the coronavirus pandemic in Washington, D.C., on April 8. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo People enjoy the warm weather on the National Mall during the coronavirus pandemic in Washington, D.C., on April 8. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo A man rides a bike on a warm day during the coronavirus pandemic in Washington, D.C., on April 8. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo A person exercises on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the coronavirus pandemic in Washington, D.C., ... Read more

Poll: 70% of Americans believe U.S. economy in either recession or depression

April 8 (UPI) — Amid economic turbulence due to the COVID-19 outbreak, 70 percent of Americans believe that the U.S. economy is either in a recession or depression, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. The survey, based on interviews conducted on April 3-5, found that 40 percent of Americans believe the United States is in a recession and 30 percent believe it is in a depression. Nine percent more U.S. adults believe the country is in an economic depression and 3 percent more believe it is in a recession from Gallup’s previous report last week. Democrats had the most ... Read more

Real Heroes of COVID Pandemic Are Ordinary Americans, Not Celebrities

Op-Ed Robert Nickelsberg / Getty ImagesThree emergency room nurses stand outside the Maimonides Medical Center waiting for a midday food delivery on April 7, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images) In the past few weeks, everyday American life has been turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The worldwide number of those infected is well over 1,400,000 and over 85,000 people have died — and the number is still rising. The time to re-evaluate our priorities is now. As a society, it is a common practice to idolize celebrities. We have ... Read more

White House: African Americans disproportionately affected by COVID-19

April 8 (UPI) — Officials in the White House said data indicates that African Americans are disproportionally suffering from the coronavirus. During a White House briefing on the coronavirus on Tuesday, White House officials, including President Donald Trump, acknowledged that the health of African Americans has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, explained that the data is not suggesting black people are more susceptible to the virus but that those who do test positive for COVID-19 disproportionally suffer from severe symptoms. “We don’t want to give the impression that the ... Read more

African Americans higher risk from coronavirus

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has highlighted the disproportionate impact the novel coronavirus is having on African American communities, telling CBS Tuesday “many black Americans are at higher risk for COVID.” Driving the news: Several states and cities have reported that African Americans are dying from the virus at higher rates than any other racial demographic. Not all agencies have released a breakdown of data, but the virus is spiking in cities with large African American populations, including New York, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and New Orleans. “I have high blood pressure … I have heart disease and spent a week ... Read more

‘This Is Going To Be the Hardest and the Saddest Week of Most Americans’ Lives’

Likening the path of America in the coming week to the way of suffering marked by many Christians during Holy Week, America’s surgeon general did not mince words Sunday when asked what lies just ahead for the nation in its fight against the coronavirus. “Well, it’s tragically fitting that we’re talking at the beginning of Holy Week because this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly,” Vice Adm. Jerome Adams said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” Adams said the level of loss will make this week comparable to what ... Read more

Ted Cruz Blasts Dems for Treating Americans Like We Live in a Police State

Sen. Ted Cruz had had enough. The Texas Republican – like much of the country – apparently has been watching the increasingly extreme steps being taken in some areas to keep residents from violating “social distancing” rules laid down by increasingly authoritarian governments. But a story out of Pennsylvania apparently pushed him over the line. This is absurd. To Dem politicians (and it seems to be only Dems doing this, eg Wolf in PA, DeBlasio in NYC, Cooper in NC), protect public safety, but WE DON’T LIVE IN A POLICE STATE. Resist authoritarianism & don’t abuse power. Driving a car ... Read more

U.S. urges Americans abroad to come home now or prepare to be stranded

April 7 (UPI) — The State Department has urged Americans stranded abroad during the coronavirus pandemic to either come home or prepare to stay where they are as the United States warns its repatriation efforts will not continue forever. “Come home now or be ready to remain where you are,” said Ian Brownlee, principal deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs and head of the U.S. repatriation task force. “The Department of State stands ready to assist our fellow citizens overseas, but we cannot guarantee that this worldwide repatriation effort will continue indefinitely.” Since its first repatriation flight ... Read more

Coronavirus poll: most Americans taking steps to stay healthy

Chicago Americans in overwhelming numbers are actively avoiding others as much as possible and taking additional steps to protect themselves from the coronavirus, according to a survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows how concerns about infection have grown sharply in the past six weeks. The survey finds Americans are increasingly isolating, washing their hands, and avoiding touching their face. Large portions of the country are confronting layoffs and pay cuts and are adjusting to kids forced home from school and day care amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has upended American life and the nation’s ... Read more

CDC Now Recommending All Americans Wear Face Masks in Public

As coronavirus cases climb, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that Americans cover their faces in public. “CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States,” the CDC said on its website (emphasis original). The CDC said that it made the recommendation after studies showed many people who have the virus show no symptoms, which in medical jargon is called being asymptomatic. ... Read more